Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission
The Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission (the Code Commission), created in 1960, is responsible for overseeing developments of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (the Terrestrial Code) and ensuring it reflects the latest current scientific development.
The Code Commission comprises six members who are elected by the World Assembly of Delegates for a three-year term. The members are internationally recognised experts with a broad understanding of the major diseases of animals addressed by the Terrestrial Code and international trade in animals and animal products. The Code Commission collaborates closely with the other Specialist Commissions for scientific expertise as well as to ensure harmonised approaches, as appropriate.
The Internal rules, Terms of reference of the Code Commissions and Qualifications of its members can be found in the Basic Texts below (pp. 5-6).
President, Terrestrial Code Commission
Gaston Maria Funes
Vice-President, Terrestrial Code Commission; Counsellor for Agricultural Affairs
Vice-President, Terrestrial Code Commission; Epidemiologist and virologist
Animal Health Division
Lucio Ignacio Carbajo Goñi